Agrarian Trust

Food Ethics Roundtable 6/19 at NYU


Whose Responsibility? Marketing and the Ethics of Big Food

 Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm (reception from 6:00-6:30)

Venue: Grand Hall at NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Is there anything inherently wrong with the way snack foods are developed and marketed? How much responsibility should rest on the consumer versus the manufacturer in matters of labeling and marketing? Do the food industry’s attempts to offer more nutritious products reflect a genuine concern for public health?

The next MOFAD Roundtable will tackle these questions through a lively debate among experts in market research, consumer advocacy, and public health. Panelists will address the ethical responsibility of food manufacturers to provide nutritious products, the consumer’s role in making healthy choices, how healthy food can be scaled up and effectively marketed, and whether industry attempts to offer healthy alternatives reflect a genuine concern for public health.


Howard Moskowitz, Chairman, iNovum; Chairman, Institute for Competitive Excellence, Queens College (CUNY)

Christina Roberto, Assistant Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health

Michele Simon, President, Eat Drink Politics

Derek Yach, Executive Director, the Vitality Institute

Moderated by Dave Arnold, Founder, Museum of Food and Drink

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University. MOFAD Roundtable is a continuing series that will be broadcast on Heritage Radio Network and hosted on

General admission ticket for MOFAD Roundtable is $ 5.00 Available HERE